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Now I Have To Call Him Father

Collins / Godfrey
Well I used to be as happy as the birdies on the trees Thats when I was courting and its in my memories I used to feel so happy with my henry by my side Looking forward to the day when I would be his bride But now he's thrown me over and I'm ful of misery For someone else has wiped my eye with William Henry Chorus Now he used to come and court his little Marianne I used to think that he was my young man But mother caught his eye and they got married on the sly And now I have to call him father Well he used to hold my hand and say he'd walk with me through life But now he's thrown me over for a second handed wife And on his wedding day when he was married to mama He said run along and wash your face and kiss your new papa Chorus Well later on in after years it broke my heart indeed To see him cuddle mammy as he used to cuddle me At ten o'clock last night I felt I'd like to punch his head When he said "Run along its time to go to bed" The next young man I'll meet I'll let him leave me to the door But I'll never introduce him to me mother anymore Chorus

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